It’s Thursday, the day before Good Friday. Tomorrow I have the day off from work because it is a holiday at my office! So, I will enjoy a day at home with my kids, who also have the day off from school. But, I have a lot of work to do, so I will probably spend a few hours on the laptop getting some things done. 💻
Today’s photos is of my Chromebook, which I am enjoying using. The nicest thing about this model is the keyboard. It is so easy to type on and I can really go fast. I never really had a good keyboard before and didn’t realize what a difference it could make! I just figured they were all the same and I would adapt. But this one is fantastic. I guess Google specifies the keyboard design for all Chromebooks and you can tell they did a lot of testing. I think the keys are spaced out nicely and the keypad travel is just about perfect.
The trackpad is also nice and responsive, a good size, and I have quickly gotten used to the multi-touch gestures. I am now using the two-finger scrolling on my work laptop too! The trackpad on Chromebooks only has one button, so if you want to “right-click”, you tap the trackpad with two fingers, and it will bring up the right-click menu. I got used to it in no time.
One thing I don’t like is that you cannot give your Chromebook a name. I like to name my devices after mythological characters, but I guess I can’t with this laptop. Apparently it would make the device less secure. I don’t know if that is true or not, but it’s a little bit of a bummer.
I do plan on adding some stickers to my Chromebook. I’ve ordered several from RedBubble and they are on their way. I’ve removed the Intel and Acer stickers from the wristpad that you can see in the photo above, so it’s all prepped for my otaku stickers!
Lastly, I put some gaffers tape over the webcam. I rarely use the camera but I am a bit paranoid of hackers turning on the camera remotely, or myself turning it on by accident. Anyways, the gaffers tape is easy to remove, and does not leave any gummy residue.
Ok, I think I am going to read a bit before I hit the sack. Talk again!